The classic story of a man who learns to love his country when it is taken away from him. This complete and unabridged version from Hale's 1868 story collection includes many incidents cut from textbooks, as well as an illuminating introduction by the author which reveals unknown facts about the tale. Listen to it again for the very first time! Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Man Without a Country and Other Tales by Edward Everett Hale, 1868.
A lost treasure, a lady in distress, and a message from beyond the grave! This 1855 story is an earlier appearance of Harry Escott from "What Was It? -- A Mystery", and features the same entertaining mixture of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction
An undefended city. Citizens who have forgotten war. Enemies on the march. And seven dead heroes of old. One of the great fantasy writers of all time, Lord Dunsany was comfortable writing everything from opium dreams to darkly realistic modern fantasy, from novels to hit plays. Here he is with a high fantasy short story from 1908. Enjoy. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: "The Sword of Welleran and Other Stories", at Gutenberg.
A cute little story about a cute little girl and what happened when they put her in charge of a raffle at the parish fair. Kathleen Thompson Norris, who wrote both as "Jane Ireland" and "Kathleen Norris" (no relation to today's writer of that name) was a prolific and popular writer of non-fiction, short stories and novels, as well as working as a reporter. Her half-Irish and Catholic heritage gave her a different viewpoint, and her experience with working for her living and... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Works of Kathleen Norris, Vol. III, Gutenberg
This 1912 fantasy short story tells of the quest of a valiant and shrewd knight to win the hoard of the Gibbelins. But it won't be easy. "The Gibbelins eat, as is well known, nothing less good than man. Their evil tower is joined to Terra Cognita, to the lands we know, by a bridge. Their hoard is beyond reason; avarice has no use for it; they have a separate cellar for emeralds and a separate cellar for sapphires; they have filled a hole with gold and dig it up when they need it. And the... Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: The Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany, 1912.
This 1877 short story depicts a voyageur town on the Missouri River, and the strange alliance during a winter of sickness between two of its non-voyageur residents: Father De Smet, a Catholic priest, and Mademoiselle Ninon, a woman of easy virtue. The light and humorous story grows rather sad by the end, but never loses hope. Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: A Mountain Woman, by Elia W. Peattie, 1877.
An lonely old man with a vanished, disgraced son. A sweet Skye terrier who's always in disgrace. What's brewing in a town called Hopskotch? Topic: Audiobook - Fiction Source: Harper's New Monthly Magazine, June 1861
Memòria Prohibida - Pròleg Més que d'aventures és una obra d'escenari, és més important com és el món que no pas que hi passa. Seguint la trama reseguim el descobriment d'un món, un món conseqüencia d'uns fets anteriors alguns dels quals restaran per sempre més en el misteri. (Del pròleg de l'autor). ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Audiobook - Fiction Source: http://www.geocities.com/zioljda/capi/p.html
Harriet Prescott Spofford's first published story is a mystery of Parisians, diplomacy, and diamonds. You'll never believe it was written in 1859! Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: "In a Cellar" by Harriet Prescott Spofford
Cullerne is a tiny marsh town which once was a great seaport. Westray, a young architect working for a restoration firm, comes to help fix its massive church. But before he's even been in town a day, he's already learning about the strange cracks running through its residents as well as the church tower. By the author of Moonfleet, and The Lost Stradivarius. Part 1 | Part 3 Sorry for all the accumulating parts, but the archive.org servers keep filling up before I can put up more parts! The... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner, 1903.
The classic forensic technology Edwardian mystery concludes. Now it's time for courtroom drama in the Old Bailey. But the problem isn't so much whodunit as howdunit. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
The classic mystery of Edwardian forensics continues. We visit the suspect at Holloway Prison (the author seems rightly critical of visitation conditions for prisoners' friends), and wonder what Thorndyke's planning. And why someone keeps trying to kill him. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
Cullerne, once a Dorset seaport, now is a tiny town in the middle of a marshy nowhere. Its huge old church badly needs restoration, and Arthur Westray is sent by his firm to handle matters. But sleepy Cullerne is full of old secrets and mysteries, and everywhere you look is the Blandamer coat of arms -- the Nebuly Coat. (John Meade Falkner is also the author of Moonfleet and The Lost Stradivarius.) Part 2 Part 3 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Nebuly Coat by John Meade Falkner, 1903.
A short glimpse at a Russian family on the day before Lent begins. Written in 1887, and translated by Marian Fell, 1915. The Russian title literally translates as "On the Eve of the Fast". Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Holidays Source: Russian Silhouettes, 1915. Translated by Marian Fell.
The first part of this 1920 mystery story from the Dr. Fortune series sends a young doctor to deal with an archduke's mysterious mishap. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: Call Mr. Fortune, by H.C. Bailey
An Egyptologist is missing. An inheritance is at stake. Accusations are flying. A young doctor begins to make inquiries -- and is strangely charmed by the people at the center of the case. Another mystery starring Edwardian London's CSI -- Dr. Thorndyke! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
A diamond company's detective must discover how an impossible robbery was done. George Griffith (1857-1906), a Welsh explorer, journalist, and writer, is best known today for his airship science fiction adventures, such as The Outlaws of the Air and The Angel of the Revolution. But he also wrote in other genres. Here he gives us a straight mystery. Topics: Audiobook - fiction, mystery
A story of medieval Germany and the first Christmas tree. Exciting, poetic, and atmospheric. By the author of "The Story of the Other Wise Man". Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Christmas Source: "The First Christmas Tree" by Henry Van Dyke, 1897
Why would a beautiful woman with healthy hands want to cut off her finger? From mystery writer Jacques Futrelle (before his untimely death on the Titanic), it's another baffling case for Professor Van Dusen, the Thinking Machine! Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery
Mr Sponge's epic tour of foxhunting England continues! Jack Spraggon comes to Jawleyford Court while Mr. Jawleyford pretends to be too sick for company, and Mr. Sponge attempts once more to ride with Lord Scamperdale's Flat Hat Hunt. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees
The 1853 classic of British humor continues, as Mr. Sponge visits a country house whose owners mistakenly think he's rich. He thinks the same thing about them -- and their daughters. It's a clash of humbug vs. humbug! Who will win? Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, by R.S. Surtees, 1852
Take one antebellum New York college student with a crazy dream of the perfect microscope. Add one spiritualist (modeled after the Fox sisters), one diamond, and one drop of water. Stir. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction
Just in the nick of time, Mr Sponge receives an invitation from another unsuspecting host. This one wants a rich godfather for his baby boy. Little does he know that Sponge isn't exactly the ideal choice.... Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy
The comical misfortunes of Mr. Sponge (and the unlucky Lord Scamperdale) continue! Mr. Sponge manages to annoy his groom, who is determined to have his revenge. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
The first third of a book of short-short stories by Lord Dunsany, the classic fantasy writer of the early 20th century. Weird, wise, funny, and sad by turns, no two tales are alike. Listen to them in order or skip about as you please. Part 2 Part 3 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy Source: Fifty-One Tales by Lord Dunsany, 1915
Dr. Thorndyke receives a rather deadly gift, and Miss Gibson continues to be rather inquisitive about Dr. Thorndyke's plans for the defense. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
In the final ten chapters of this funny classic novel, Mr. Sponge confronts the New Year, children, and falling in love. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
Sir Aglovale de Galis, son of King Pellinore, was not always one of the good guys among King Arthur's knights. In this 1905 novel inspired by Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Clemence Housman fills in his character's motivations and connections to his family and other knights, drawing on hints from the original and human nature. Clemence Housman, sister of A.E. Housman, was best known as an artist in her own day. However, she also published poetry, historical novels, and fantasy stories. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Fantasy Source: The Life of Sir Aglovale de Galis, by Clemence Housman
The planet Zarathustra is going through a dry spell. Land-prawns, ecologists, and scared bureaucrats are coming out of the woodwork. But there's more trouble to come. The cutest little alien critter you've ever seen: Little Fuzzy. This book is widely regarded as a minor sf classic, and is much loved. ( 5 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Science Fiction Source: Little Fuzzy by H. Beam Piper
The English comedy classic continues, as Mr. Sponge begins his visit to Mr. Puffington. Mr. Puffington thinks Mr. Sponge is a famous sportswriter, and is desperate to impress him and get good press! Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Comedy Source: Mr Sponge's Sporting Tour by R.S. Surtees, 1852
The classic Dr. Thorndyke mystery continues. When is a fingerprint not proof? The plot thickens, things begin to look very black for the suspect, Dr. Jervis gets into heart trouble, and Dr. Thorndyke nearly gets his brains racked. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery, romance Source: The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
Mr. Carlyle (Not a private detective! A private inquiry agent!) is desperate to solve his current case, and needs an after-hours expert opinion on a certain coin. Why on earth would the coin dealer recommend a blind man? Ernest Bramah wrote some great Oriental fantasy (the Kai Lung series), but he also wrote several collections' worth of Max Carrados detective stories. Enjoy. Topics: Audiobook - Fiction, Mystery
Fantasy, horror, and dream meet in this classic 1926 novella by H.P. Lovecraft. Randolph Carter defies the Dream Gods, as he sets out to find their hidden home on unknown Kadath, and the vision of a lovely sunset city that somehow his heart remembers. But the Other Gods have agents in the dream world -- creatures of power and terror.... H.P. Lovecraft is best known as a horror writer, but here he shows his more cheerful side. We revisit Ulthar (of "The Cats of Ulthar"), and spend a... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Audiobook - fiction, fantasy, horror